Indie Cosmetics Swatches: Bitter Lace Beauty

PinHeader I’ve been on an indie cosmetics buying spree lately! These are two highlighters are from Bitter Lace Beauty on Etsy. I ran across these highlighters on Instagram after seeing swatches of these beautifully pressed pigments. I’m so excited to share my new find with you all.

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The packaging is beautiful.  These little sachets contain the pans wrapped with a card that has the ingredients listed and instructions on how to use it.  LOOK AT HOW CUTE THE PRESSED DESIGN IS! I wish my pressed pigments turned out this beautiful.
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These two shades were picked based off of how beautiful they appeared in the swatches and the current preference I have for highlighting my face.  The left hand shade is called Enchanted and is described as a “white iridescent rainbow highlight” and the right hand shade is Gleam & Glow and is described as a “rose gold highlight”.

The tin pans measure about 44mm and fit within any magnetic palette.  I have a magnetic palette ordered from AnotherSoul on Esty and these two fit in nicely side by side together.  At first, they seemed a little too tall the close the palette completely but once I pushed it close firmly, it seemed to fit better.

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It came a bit cracked from shipping although it was packaged very well within the bubble wrap.  Sometimes these things can’t be avoided but perhaps if it were packaged within a tiny box as well it would’ve been a little better protected  The rest is perfectly in tact and the powder pieces are still usable.

The Enchanted highlighter may seem a bit too pale for my skin tone, but I use MAC Lightscapade for a “fresh faced glow” and I find this shade in the same family as that only a bit more pigmented.

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Still obsessing over this pressed pattern.  The rose gold highlight shines beautifully and I can see myself wearing it even with “no-makeup makeup” looks. It pulls a little less rose gold on my skin tone and more of a soft bronze but it is still very beautiful.
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2 Comments

  1. January 6, 2016 / 7:57 am

    These are so pigmented! I’m interested in seeing a full look tutorial with these! They look amazing as swatches so far!

    -Shannon
    http://www.onthelists.com

  2. Chellek
    January 7, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    Awesome!
    Looking forward to your next glam-out!

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